Emma wanted to make a necklace for her cousin, and that prompted Claire saying "I too, I too" My gut instinct said no, no she will make a mess, she is too little, but then I told myself why not. Why should she not be able to try? What mess can she make that the vacuum can't handle? Let her grow. Do not stifle her. This is a tough lesson for me to handle to let them discover on their own to be less of the helicopter. So I got Claire a little container of beads and a pipe cleaner, because I figured it would be easier than string. I was amazed at her focus and determination.
I think she even surprised herself.